Ashley Barron ACS / The Tailings

ISLAND LIFE Australian films and television have always reflected the country’s two landscapes: the fertile, more urbanised coastal regions and the huge, central interior known as the Outback. In recent years, the darker side of isolated, small town communities has become a focus for filmmakers, with The Tailings ostensibly the latest example of the genre. … Read more

Unusual Lenses

Lead image: Kevin Brari and 1st AC Lukas Fahnert shooting Lost in Time. (Photo: Steffen Schmitz) LENSES WITH CHARACTER Unusual bokeh, interesting flares, aberrations at the edges of frame – these are some of the artefacts which lens manufacturers once strove to suppress, but which are now prized by filmmakers seeking a unique look. Five … Read more

Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones

Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones BY: Darek Kuzma All photos: Robert Palka Working with writer/director Agnieszka Holland on the harrowing Mr. Jones has not only given Tomasz Naumiuk PSC a boost of confidence but has also earned him international recognition. Holland is known for … Read more

Ari Wegner ACS / In Fabric

Blood Red Ari Wegner ACS / In Fabric Blood Red Ari Wegner ACS / In Fabric BY: Ron Prince Presented as a distorted, hyper-real vision of Britain in the 1970s, director Peter Strickland portrays the zombifying effects of consumerism in his most recent feature, In Fabric, in which a cursed, blood-red dress brings devastating consequences … Read more

Luke Palmer and his cinematography on Amaurosis (The Unseen)

DP Luke Palmer wrote in with details about his work on Amaurosis (The Unseen), a psychological thriller dealing with love, loss and obsessive compulsion. The production is the third collaboration between writer/director Gary Sinyor (Leon The Pig Farmer, The Bachelor) and Palmer whose credits include The Fold (2013) and Rise And Fall Of The Krays … Read more

Adam Etherington on shooting Gwen

DP Adam Etherington contacted British Cinematographer Magazine, with details about Gwen, released in cinemas on 19th July. In the stark beauty of 19th century Snowdonia a young girl, Gwen, tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, a … Read more

David Procter / The Innøcents

Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents BY: Ron Prince Header image: David Procter metering the opening scene. Photo: Dan Gadd “Legendary cinematographer Donald McAlpine ACS ASC, once said to me, ‘Calm seas never made a skilled sailor’. I live by that,” says cinematographer David Procter. And perhaps … Read more

Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe

Light and Dark Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe Light and Dark Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the May 2019 issue (93) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War

A Matter Of Life And Death Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War A Matter Of Life And Death Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the March 2019 issue (92) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you … Read more

March 2019: A subtle shift in focus

A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The first new column of spring finds us, once again, “between frames,” as it were. In the annual calendar’s relentless march – NAB! Cine Gear! Emmy! Oscar! – there is a … Read more

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place

Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shot on Kodak 35mm, the suspenseful horror feature A Quiet Place  earned fearsome acclaim worldwide when it released in April 2018, and has since put in a frighteningly good performance at the global box office too. Following … Read more

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